James Buescher and the No. 31 team head to Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday’s Volunteer 200 after a quick turnaround from Saturday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Buescher goes into the Wednesday-night race with three previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at the 0.533-mile track, an average start of 9.7 and an average finish of 16.7.
Start Positive, Stay Positive…Buescher and the No.31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet team will sport the blue and black colors of Exide Batteries in Wednesday’s event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company’s four global business groups — Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World — provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
This Week’s Silverado…The No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet Silverado team will unload chassis TMS-011 at Bristol Motor Speedway this week. TMS-011 has not gotten any track time in 2012, but has served as backup truck for several events this year.
Last Race Recap…Buescher scored his seventh top-five finish of 2012 at Michigan International Speedway, leading five laps and maintaining the third position in the NCWTS driver point standings, just six points outside of the lead. A combination of stellar handling and fuel strategy gave Buescher and the No. 31 Wolf Pack Rentals team the edge needed to finish fifth in the VFW 200.
Watch LIVE…The Volunteer 200 can be seen live on Wednesday, August 22nd on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Buescher on returning to Bristol Motor Speedway: “I’m a big fan of Bristol Motor Speedway since the reconfiguration because it’s led to so much more side-by-side racing. It’s a tough track where things can happen fast, and I’ve experienced that firsthand, but I had a really good race the last time I was there and I’m hoping to improve on that fourth-place finish. You’ve got to be ready for anything and keep your nose clean in order to get a solid finish. The points battle is really heating up, and now that we’re only six points behind first, there’s a very real possibility that we could leave Bristol with the lead.”